Ding, Kylie (KAM.RIC)
Kylie.Ding at us.kline.com
Sat Mar 19 13:29:20 EST 2005
The currently used collective term is a business of ferrets.
(who has a business curled up asleep behind the tumble-dryer)
> Ferret-fanciers on the list may be amused (if they don't
> already know it)
> that in Middle English the collective term for ferrets seems
> to have been
> "a busyness".
> I have to admit that I hadn't thought of ferrets as coming by
> the flock
> either. Is that really the modern collective term for them? I'd've
> thought it ought to be something a bit less pacific.
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